Bruno Fernandes Set to Sign New £200k-a-week Contract with a Condition.
Since the deal of the French midfielder expires next year, United’s management will have to sell the 28-year-old this summer in order to recoup as much of their £89 million investment. United wants the World Cup champion to stay and sign a new contract with the club.
And United’s star man Fernandes, 26, is said to be keeping a close eye on Pogba’s situation, with the club hoping to extend his deal after a strong start at Old Trafford.
According to THE SUN, the 26-year-old Portuguese playmaker will seek guarantees about Pogba’s future, despite the two players’ excellent on-field chemistry.
United also contacted Fernandes about a new five-year deal worth £200,000 per week, which is twice his current salary.
Another reason for Fernandes is United’s transfer strategy this summer, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side aims to contend for the Premier League title with Manchester City and others next season.
The club has been linked with Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund as they search for more firepower, but they will face stiff competition.
Following a poor start to the season, Pogba has been in excellent form in the second half of the season. In his last three league appearances, he has assisted on goals.
Indeed, United would have driven City close in the title race if he hadn’t been sidelined for the next six league games due to a hamstring injury sustained in February’s 3-3 draw with Everton.
Following Pogba’s injury, they dropped six points in four league games, including a late lead against Everton.
With 24 goals and 14 assists in all competitions so far this season, Fernandes has been United’s standout star.
With a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Wednesday night, City re-established their 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, but United can still finish the season with a trophy.
They face Roma in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, with the first leg taking place at Old Trafford on Thursday.